Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) – Robert Florey

Bela Lugosi, with the horrible addition of a unibrow, terrorises unsuspecting Paris in the next stop in the Monstrous Apes chapter of DK Canada’s brilliant Monsters in the Movies book. Based on the classic short story by Edgar Allen Poe, the tale focuses on an evolution obsessed mad scientist, Dr. Mirakle (Lugosi)  and the object…

Atom Age Vampire (1960) -Anton Guilio Majano

Sometimes, bad is bad. And that’s exactly what I got into with this next title from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book written by legendary director John Landis. As I continue to work my way through the Vampire section of the book, I knew they wouldn’t all be good, but this one was a…

Belle de Jour (1967) – Luis Bunuel

The first recommendation from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is this French drama that stars Catherine Deneuve as a housewife, with some intimacy issues, who during the afternoons fills her time by working as a prostitute. Inter-cutting with her daily life, Severine’s life…

Canadian FilmFest – Rouge Sang aka The Storm Within (2013) – Martin Doepner

The Canadian FilmFest launches this evening with Martin Doepner’s captivating thriller, Rouge Sang. Set on New Year’s Eve 1799 in a remote cabin in Quebec, Esperance (Isabelle Guerard) is looking after her two children, Mathurin (Andre Kaspar Kolstad), Madelon (the adorable Charlotte St-Cyr) and her baby, while awaiting the return of her husband, Pierre (Peter Miller). As darkness falls, and a…